2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – 40 Knots Winery

Situated in one of the most picturesque areas of BC Wine Country 40 Knots Winery is one of the growing number of wineries located on Vancouver Island.

Township 7 Vineyards & Winery Honoured Best Canadian Sparkling at the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships

Township 7 is delighted to be awarded the Trophy for Best Canadian Sparkling Wine last week at The Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships in London, England for Seven Stars Polaris 2016 Sparkling Wine.

Winemaker’s CUT: The World is Waking Up

Okanagan winemakers, Michal and Martina Mosny met with me at Murchies Tea & Coffee house last spring when they were visiting Victoria. I looked up from my laptop and was struck by how they’re both animated by youthful energy, a kind of hopefulness, tempered by Old World grace. Although it’s been seven years since they left their boutique winery in Slovakia, close to Dolna Krupa, a village where Beethoven is believed to have written the haunting, “For Elise,” they still are accompanied by a lovely European charm.

2019 #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Dirty Laundry Vineyard

Dirty Laundry is British Columbia’s premier Okanagan winery and vineyard. From our top-notch wines, Forno pizza, to our weekly and monthly events – there’s no shortage of great flavours and memories happening at Dirty Laundry.

Wednesday Wine Reviews by Sam Hauck aka @Sam_WineTeacher

  2013 Stall Speed (Meritage) 40 Knots Comox, BC $25.90 Made from a blend of Naramata fruit – Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Malbec.  Garnet / black with deep intensity.  Dark fruit – raisins, prunes and fresh strawberries, earthy with a faint hint of watermelon.  Very good balance with smooth ripe tannins … Read moreWednesday Wine Reviews by Sam Hauck aka @Sam_WineTeacher

Vanessa Vineyard Wine Dinner In celebration of Howard Soon’s appointment to the Order of Canada.

Prepare for a culinary and wine pairing experience like no other as Chef Murray, of The Bear, The Fish, The Root & The Berry at Spirit Ridge Resort, and Howard Soon lead you on an adventure across the country.

BC Pinot Noir Celebration! What you should know…

With something like 35 wineries pouring fabulous Pinot Noirs the day couldn’t have possibly been any better. I tasted many, but not all, wines on offer and snacked on some delicious bites along the way. The setting was ideal and the slightly overcast day turned out to be perfect for strolling at our leisure tasting wines.

Day Tripping to Covert Farms Family Estate

The farm is 650 acres with 300 acres leased to Peller Estates and 40 acres leased for the production of organic fruits and vegetables. There is a store with Secrest organic produce and even fields of u-pick, just like a real farm because it truly is a real working farm.

Follow the Golden Mile to Road 13 Estate Vineyards

We had a terrific visit and Joe is the ultimate host, so knowledgeable and he made the experience really enjoyable. One of the best ways to enjoy the winery is as a Club 13 member. You can book a tasting in the Castle Tasting Room.